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The Red Tent 

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The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.
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Series cast summary:
Minnie Driver ...  Leah 2 episodes, 2014
Iain Glen ...  Jacob 2 episodes, 2014
Will Tudor ...  Joseph 2 episodes, 2014
Vinette Robinson ...  Bilhah 2 episodes, 2014
Debra Winger ...  Rebecca 2 episodes, 2014
Pedro Lloyd Gardiner ...  Levi 2 episodes, 2014
Saif Al-Warith ...  Simon 2 episodes, 2014
Douglas Rankine ...  Reuben 2 episodes, 2014
Agni Scott ...  Zilpah 2 episodes, 2014
Sofie Golding-Spittle Sofie Golding-Spittle ...  Werenro 2 episodes, 2014
Morena Baccarin ...  Leah / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Rebecca Ferguson ...  Dinah 2 episodes, 2014
Hiam Abbass ...  Queen Re-Nefer 2 episodes, 2014
Anas El Baz ...  Royal Messenger 2 episodes, 2014
Aouatefe Lahmani Aouatefe Lahmani ...  The pregnant woman 1966 2 episodes, 2014
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Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her life is only hinted at during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons in the book of Genesis. Told through Dinah's eloquent voice, this sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History | Romance

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Actress Morena Baccarin who plays Dinah's (Rebecca Ferguson's) aunt, Rachel, is only 4 years older than Ferguson. See more »

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Dinah, Jacob and Joseph
16 April 2017 | by JulesecosseSee all my reviews

The Red Tent is a TV mini-series about Dinah the daughter of Jacob and half-sister to Joseph (he of the technicoloured dreamcoat fame). Told from a woman's point of view (unusual for TV/movie biblical stories) it revisits Old Testament family goings-on.

I enjoyed it at three hours, any longer would have been pushing my attention span. It was pretty realistic, as far as I know - my knowledge of this era/area being somewhat limited. The acting was fairly good, bar one or two exceptions (perhaps some rushing through the production at times caused this?).

All in all: a good thing for the family to watch during a festive season such as Easter or Christmas; but perhaps a little bit mature for the truly wee ones.


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USA

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English

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7 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ouarzazate, Morocco

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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